Oldenburg is a modern university city and the cultural and administrative hub of North West Germany. In spite of its modern orientation, Oldenburg is still very proud of its historical roots and buildings, delightful traditions and warm, friendly charm.
So, it is definitely worth to stay for some days in our city. Some suggestions, what you could do after our conference has finished:
- Visit the International Oldenburg Film Festival, Sep. 10-14th: Since its debut in 1994, the International Film Festival in Oldenburg has grown to become the premier European independent festival.
As the film festival is very popular, we recommend an early hotel reservation!
- Enjoy our enchanting historic city centre. A guided city tour of its sightseeing highlights will be part of the conference social program, but there is a lot more to explore! Stroll through Germany’s oldest large-area pedestrian zone, enjoy the grandeur of the residential palace or a walk along the arm of the river Hunte, …
- Relax in the parks and gardens of Oldenburg.
- German vines – in all its varieties – will be offered at the wine feast (Sep. 12-14th) with an emphasis on tasting and advice. Additional (live) music and small snacks create a winegrower’s atmosphere on the Waffenplatz.
- Interested in culture? Oldenburg offers a unique variety of museums with the Horst Janssen Museum and the Edith Russ House beside the Municipal Museum and two State Museums (Art and Cultural History, Man & Nature).
Especially interesting : the Oldenburg Computer Museum (OCM), which allows Computer Enthusiasts to play on historic computers.
In the region:
- Explore Bremen with its many historic and cultural highlights, which are part of the UNESCO world heritage. (~ 30 min. from Oldenburg)
- Visit the Historic Village Museum of Cloppenburg (Guided Tour in English possible, ~ 30 min. from Oldenburg)
- The Park of Gardens near Bad Zwischenahn (~ 10 min. from Oldenburg): With its 40 theme and exemplary gardens, the world-famous rhododendron park with its sound-effect producing islands and the scenery of the horticultural show measures roughly 14 hectares (35.6 acres).
- Travel around the world at 8 degree North in Bremerhaven’s Klimahaus. (~55 min. from Oldenburg). In Bremerhaven, you also find the famous German Emigration Center: By relating emigration and immigration in the past and the present the German Emigration Center has become the first migration museum in Germany.
- Discover the world natural heritage site Wadden Sea with its beauty and all its peculiarities: Hike to an island or go by ferry for a day trip! Or just relax by observing the tides at Dangast (~30 min. from Oldenburg), Hooksiel, Schillig or other villages at the coast.
- Netherland isn’t so far either: our twin town Groningen has also a very beautiful city and is about 133 km from Oldenburg. There are public buses, which allow a comfortable day trip.